Ben Wallace

Turkish, British defense ministers discuss cooperation

Turkey's defense minister and his British counterpart spoke over the phone on Feb. 17 and discussed cooperation in the defense industry.

In a statement, the National Defense Ministry said Hulusi Akar and Ben Wallace exchanged views on bilateral and regional defense and security relations, in addition to cooperation in the defense industry.

Turkish, Uzbek leaders discuss fight against COVID-19

The presidents of Turkey and Iran on April 22 discussed the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic in a phone call, according to an official statement.

Turkey's Directorate of Communications said Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani also exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional developments.

Britain thanks NATO ally Turkey for coronavirus support

Britain once again thanked Turkey on April 15 for sending medical equipment for the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement, Defense Minister Ben Wallace "expressed gratitude" for Turkey's delivery last week of 250,000 items of personal protective equipment (PPE), including 50,000 N95 face masks, 100,000 surgical masks, and 100,000
protective suits.

Turkish defense minister meets with British counterpart

Turkey's defense minister met with his British counterpart on March 12.

Hulusi Akar received Ben Wallace, who was in Ankara as an official guest, with a military ceremony, according to a statement from Turkey's Defense Ministry.

After the ceremony, Akar and Wallace held a meeting with their delegations.

Turkish defense chief meets British, French counterparts

Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar had separate meetings with his British and French counterparts in Brussels on Feb. 13.

Akar visited NATO headquarters on the second day of NATO defense ministers meeting.

He met with U.K. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace before attending a session on defense, deterrence and burden-sharing.